Network member James Heilman is profiled in the Vancouver Sun

Cranbrook physician Dr. James Heilman is the only BC doctor, and one of only a few hundred physicians worldwide, who volunteers his time writing and editing Wikipedia to ensure its accuracy as a medical resource. As he explains in the Vancouver Sun profile, “Improving content on the internet is important global public health work, especially since medical pages alone on Wikipedia get more than seven billion page views a year, in 285 languages.”

Dr. Heilman will be speaking at the annual Wikimania conference taking place Aug 9-13. Find out more about his session “Wikipedia & Medicine, A Year in Review”.

You can also view his presentation on the importance of Wikipedia in medicine, presented at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Provincial Grand Rounds on March 6, 2016.

 

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